Poecilotheria metallica (Gooty Sapphire) 1 1/4-1 1/2"**
AWESOME well-started Juveniles!
Poecilotheria metallica is also known as the Gooty sapphire ornamental. This extraordinary species from India is known for it's bright blue, yellow and white coloring. Due to it's difficulty to breed in captivity, this rare species is often referred to as the "Holy Grail" of tarantulas. Poecilotheria are recommended for intermediate and experienced tarantula keepers due to their speed and potent bite however, they are rarely defensive and in most cases would rather flee.
These juveniles are currently feeding on small B. lateralis roaches. Recommended enclosure: Arboreal Juvenile Kit if using a hot glue gun, a terrestrial juvenile for fossorial.
There is a tutorial on our youtube page for setting up a P. metallica in one of our enclosures.
Pictured is an adult female. Aside from lightening this darker photo, a crop and watermark this picture has not been edited. Correct lighting really brings out their remarkable natural blue color!
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